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Paars are so plentiful in Bridgewater that they are a drug ou the ruarket. The annual picnic of St. Mary's society at Pinckney will be held Saturday, Aug. 15. Leach & Downer, of Chelsea, shipped a carload of live poultry f rom that place yesterday. The Manchester Enterprise says that wheat that was out in the field near there has begun to grow. "The Brief" is a new paper publishsd at Stockbridge, of which H. W. Morgan is publisber and Prof. Hall editor. The schools of Milan, Britton and Deerfleld have been invited to take part in the Monroe county school day exercisesat the Dundee fair, Sept. 16. The soholars of the Pinckney high school gave a social at the opera house in that village Saturday even,ing which was well attended and rnuch enjoyed by those present. The congregational churches at Pinckney and North Hamburg by a uuanimous vote have decided to retain their pastor Rev. N. Pierce for another six months f rom Sept. 1. The mass meeting and picnic of the National party at Whittaker, Wednesday, July 29, was well attended both morning and evening. The speakiug was good froin their standpoint, and the glee club acquitted itself finely. The prile was not raised but will be in the near future. At the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. G. L. Hitchcock, in Farwell, Wednesday evening, July 29, Mr. Vm. C. Fuller, of Milan, was married to Miss Alice Hitchcock. It was the social event of the year at Farwell, and many friends and relatlves were present to witness the ceremony. It is rtirnored that the Ann Arbor Co. will in the near future make radical changes at Hamburg, transferring all freight heretofore trasnferred. to the Grand Trunk there, at Durand. Should this change be made Hamburg will suffer seriously and and we sincerely trust it is but rnmor. - Oakland Excelsior. Died, at the old homestead in Lima, July 30, Mrs. Henry Steinbach, aged 71 years. Mrs. Steinbach was born in Brach, Hessen, Germany, carne to America in 1854, and has lived in this county ever since. The funeral services, whioh were held Saturday at St. Paul's church, Chelsea, were largely attended by her relatives and old friends. Laster Fellows left Sharon on Friday. .July 17, saying that he might go to Dakota. On the 21st word was received that while trying to board a train which was in motion near Chicago, he had bis foot crushed and was taken to a hospital. Later advices say that his foot had been amputated, that he had no fever and was in a fair way to recovery. - Manchester Enterprise. Fred Raiser, of Bridgewater, met wirh a very sever'e accident while threshing on tbe Hess farm, which may cause the loss of nis left arm. A belt came off and jast as he was abont to put it back on another one came off and in some marnier nis arm was caught and mashed in horrible shape, that portion between the wrist and elbow being smashed to a pulp. It is hoped the arm can be saved bnt the chances seem to be not very good. The Pinckney board of school directors has eletned J. J. Teeple director, J. A. Cadwell assessor and Thos. Read moderator, The same corps of teachers has been employed in the school as were there the past year, with the understanding that Prof. Sprout, the principal, move into the vilage during the school year. The school has held a high position among the sohools of Livingston county for years and the citizens of Pinckney are justly proud of the fact. A very pleasant reunión of the members of the Litchfield family Avas held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. DeFoiest Litrihfleld on Taesday of last week. The members present were Mrs. Dickinson, of Perrinville; Mrs. Caldwell, of Lansing; Elias Litchfield, of Jackson; Foster Litohfield, of Delhi and the host, DeForest Litchfield, of this village. Also the only surviving brother of the late Edward Litcbfield, James Litchfield, of Lansing. After an enjoyable dinner, they all adjourned to Stark's photograph car where the family gronp was photographed, a copy of which will be cberished as a valuable memento of the happy occasion. - Dexter Leader. The Maccabees of Mooreville will give their S9cond annual excursión to Detroit and Sugar Island Aug. 20. Stanley, the sis years old sou of H. J. Zimmermau, of Milau, was badly hurt Tuesday of lasr week by falling from a tree into which he had climbed and strikiug bia head on the sidewalk below. When picked up blooct was running frota nis ears and inouth. Although he was bruised very bartly, no bones were broken. Charles Shaw was cutting rye on Bert Snedicor's farm in Ypsilanti town, and at uoon went onto another ijart of the farm to get a drink of water. Snedioor saw hiin and ordered him off the place. Wheu Shaw refnsed to go Snedicor assaulted him. Bronght before Justice Chids at Ypsilaoti, on Mooday, Snedicoi claimed that although Shaw had a right to enter the rye field he was a trespasser wheu he came upon any other part of tbe farm. The jury disagreed witb him, and Justice Childs fined him $5 and costs, in all 24.79. Samuel Hand died at his residence in Ypsilanti, Weduesday morning at 2 o'olock, of dropsy. He had been au invalid for some time and duriug the last seven weeks has been entirely helpless. He was a resident of Ypsilauti for 45 years. The heroic rnanner in which he deuied himself to furnish fuuds with which to defend his son, Clifton, when the latter was charged with the murder of Jay Pulver, wou for him the adrniration of all. He leaves three children and a widow, Herbert, Clifton and Lillian. The funeral was held today.